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Low Back Pain and Yoga

August 4, 2020

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Learn about the best types of studies conducted on yoga and brain function and what happens to the brain during meditation. Hosts also discuss how both brain chemistry and neuroplasticity change over time—suggesting that yoga and meditation can influence how the brain works and initiate long-term neurological change.


About the Presenters

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of yoga research for the Yoga Alliance who has conducted research on yoga for mental health conditions and in workplace and school settings.

Dr. Khalsa is the Director of Yoga Research for Yoga Alliance and has conducted scientific yoga research since 2001 on yoga for insomnia, stress, anxiety disorders, and workplace and school settings.

Kim Weeks (RYS 200, RYS 500, E-RYT 500, CEP) is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and wellness expert. She is also the founder of a wellness consulting and education company called Weeks Well, whose mission is to foster transformation in work and life.


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